Deadly Pettis County traffic stop captured on restaurant's surveillance camera

Justice For Hannah Protest Sign in Sedalia
Posted at 8:02 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 21:02:15-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has reviewed surveillance video from a nearby restaurant that captured the deadly encounter between a Pettis County sheriff’s deputy and Hannah Fizer.

Fizer, 25, was shot to death after being pulled over for speeding on her way to work around 10 p.m. on June 13 in Sedalia.

The video shows the deputy speaking with Fizer before he draws his gun and points it at her. She can be seen “moving within her vehicle” before the deputy opened fire, killing Fizer, according to a Pettis County probable cause affidavit written by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper investigating the incident.

A Pettis County Sheriff’s Office deputy, who is not named in the affidavit, pulled over Hannah Fizer for speeding around 10 p.m. on June 13 along West Broadway Boulevard in Sedalia, according to the probable cause statement.

Fizer, 25, refused to identify herself, according to the deputy, and said she was recording the traffic stop.

She also said she was armed and was going to shoot the deputy, according to the affidavit from the trooper conducting the investigation.

No gun was found in the vehicle, according to a search warrant inventory.

Six minutes after pulling over Fizer’s 2015 Hyundai Elantra, the deputy radioed that he had shot Fizer.

After other law enforcement officers arrived, Fizer’s body was pulled from the car and first aid was rendered. She was pronounced dead shortly after 10:30 p.m. by the Pettis County coroner.

Investigators found five shell casings at the scene and observed multiple bullet holes in the front driver’s side window and door.

The only items seized, according to the search warrant, were Fizer’s cell phone from the front passenger side floorboard and the driver’s side front door for bullets fired from the officer’s gun.

Protesters in Sedalia were angry about Fizer's death, especially since Pettis County has said there is no body camera video or footage from a patrol vehicle's dashcam.